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10. Can there be objectivity in taste?

10. Can there be objectivity in taste?  

Stephen Gaukroger

in Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.003.0010
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‘Can there be objectivity in taste?’ considers aesthetics. What are the features of aesthetic objectivity? It may appear that issues in aesthetics are similar to ethics. However, the single ... More
1. Blood and beauty

1. Blood and beauty  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0001
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‘Blood and beauty’ examines why blood has been used in so much art. Artwork in recent years has incorporated a lot of horror. Photographers have shown corpses or the grisly severed heads of ... More
Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction  

Bence Nanay

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2019
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Oct 2019
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9780191865633
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10.1093/actrade/9780198826613.001.0001
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9780198826613
Aesthetics is a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. It doesn’t just consider traditional artistic experiences such as artworks in a museum or an opera ... More
7. Art and erōs

7. Art and erōs  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0007
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‘Art and eros’ focuses on painting, in order to distinguish between erotic art and sexual fantasy. The Platonic view, that eros is the governing principle of beauty in all its forms, ... More
2. I like it!

2. I like it!  

John Krebs

in Food: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778582
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10.1093/actrade/9780199661084.003.0002
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9780199661084
How did variations in cuisine originate? What influences our taste for certain foods over others? Are our preferences the result of culture, upbringing, genes, or are they learnt? ‘I like ... More
Conclusion

Conclusion  

John Dunn

in Locke: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775888
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10.1093/actrade/9780192803948.003.0004
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9780192803948
The ‘Conclusion’ reviews the mission of John Locke's philosophy. For Locke, the task of a philosopher was to prove that the truth was independent of human desires and tastes, and that at ... More
6. Taste and order

6. Taste and order  

Roger Scruton

in Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.003.0006
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In a democratic culture, it may seem presumptuous to claim to have better taste than someone else. According to ‘Taste and order’, taste is intimately bound up with our personal life and ... More
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction

Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger

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May 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778216
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10.1093/actrade/9780199606696.001.0001
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9780199606696
Objectivity: A Very Short Introduction explores the theoretical and practical problems of objectivity by assessing the basic questions raised by it. Is objectivity possible? ... More
2. Paradigms and purposes

2. Paradigms and purposes  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0002
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9780192804631
Contemporary artists who create work using blood, urine, maggots, and plastic surgery are successors of past artists who took sex, violence, and war as their subjects. ‘Paradigms and ... More
4. Money, markets, museums

4. Money, markets, museums  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0004
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‘Money, markets, museums’ explores relations among artistic, educational, civic, commercial, and spiritual values and the impact of corporations, groups, nations, and wealthy individuals ... More
PostludeNietzsche and Life Insurance

Postlude: Nietzsche and Life Insurance  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0010
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The ‘Postlude’ enlarges on some points introduced throughout the book and raises some fundamental questions about Nietzsche's procedures and his views, questions which are often elementary ... More
5. The One Thing Needful

5. The One Thing Needful  

Michael Tanner

in Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.003.0005
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‘The One Thing Needful’ is concerned with the concepts of style, culture, and character. Excerpts from The Gay Science are provided to illustrate Nietzsche's standpoint. What Nietzsche is ... More
Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction  

Cynthia Freeland

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.001.0001
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9780192804631
In today's art world many strange, even shocking, things qualify as art. Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction discusses beauty, blood, culture, money, museums, sex, and politics, ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Cynthia Freeland

in Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191776014
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804631.003.0009
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Art Theory: A Very Short Introduction is an exploration of art, what it means, and why we value it. It examines topics in the field loosely called art theory: ritual theory, ... More
Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction

Nietzsche: A Very Short Introduction  

Michael Tanner

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776670
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854148.001.0001
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9780192854148
The philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was almost wholly neglected during his sane life, but since then he has been appropriated as an icon by an astonishingly diverse spectrum ... More
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction

Beauty: A Very Short Introduction  

Roger Scruton

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2013
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9780191777042
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10.1093/actrade/9780199229758.001.0001
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9780199229758
Beauty: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of beauty, asking what makes an object — either in art, in nature, or the human form — beautiful. It strongly refutes the ... More

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